Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

Contact:  Mark Charles, Director of Music

Contact:  Mark Jones, Assistant Director of Music

We believe that all our music, sacred and secular, has its origin in God the Trinity, who is the source of all human creativity. We acknowledge, along with J S Bach, that all our music should be‘to the glory of God’; also that in our music-making ‘Jesus is our helper’, and that ‘where there is devotional music, God is always there by his Spirit.’

Holy Trinity Choir

May HTC concertWe are a mixed, robed choir specialising in the repertoire of the Anglican liturgy from early Renaissance to present-day. We meet every Thursday at 20.00 for rehearsal, and we sing at most 10.30 and 19.00 services. With the second Sunday morning and the third Sunday evening off each month, we also welcome those whose commitments allow for only morning or only evening services. We engage in cathedral visits and occasional concert tours, and for these and the annual carol service at Geneva Cathedral we invite guest singers. We have an extensive library of the best of English and European composers, and our monthly diet includes a Choral Evensong and a Mass Setting.

 HTC Junior Choir

We have a choir practice every Sunday after the 10.30 service, and sing in the Family Communion on the fourth Sunday of every month. You can come to Sunday School at 10.30 down in the hall for fun activities and Bible stories and stay on to the rehearsal, or join in the service upstairs, or join in the Youth Group, or join us at 11.45. Boys and girls of all ages are equally welcome, from as young as 6, if you can already read.  Apart from that, you just need to enjoy singing.

Voice for Life

Through our membership of the Royal School of Church Music, our young singers have the opportunity to achieve awards in terms of medals and certificates. These are based on training in all aspects of worship music and the Christian Faith, via a well-devised series of instruction books and tests called ‘Voice for Life’.

Trinity Voices

We are the youth choir of HTC with a focus on gospel music from traditional to contemporary. If you like to let loose, clap your hands and move your feet, this is the group for you! We meet for rehearsal every Sunday after the 10.30 service, and sing at the 19.00 Informal Worship service on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

Worship Band

This is the band that accompanies Trinity Voices, based on acoustic guitar, keyboard and cello. If you play any instrument to a decent standard, please get in touch!

Concerts, recitals, organ vespers

From time to time we put on charity concerts both at HTC and other venues. The fifth Sunday evening often takes the form of a recital followed by Psalms sung by all to Gregorian chant, within a short service of Compline.

The Organ

A much treasured musical resource is the two-manual organ by Kuhn of Männedorf. Built in 1985, it represents the highest craftsmanship of the Swiss school of organ-building. Though small, it adapts very well to many different musical styles.

Choral Scholarships

To encourage students on vocal courses, we are offering four bursaries: one each for soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Please see the Choral Scholarship / Bourses Chorales and Repertoire articles in the Worship Music section. Please ask for the Choral Scholarship leaflet via the contact information below.

Organ Scholarship

To encourage organ students and give them much needed experience accompanying liturgy, we are offering free organ tuition to young organists. Please ask for the Organ Scholarship leaflet via the contact information below.

choir3Join our Music Programme at HTC

Our three services each Sunday at Holy Trinity reflect the diversity of today’s worshipping community – with at least one using the language of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, and one in contemporary language with a mixture of contemporary and traditional hymns and worship music.Based on an expatriate community, we are regularly saying ‘farewell’ to members whose jobs have reached the end of their term – so we often need to recruit new intake.

If you would like to join any of our groups, or if you have a vocal or instrumental gift to offer for any kind of occasion, please contact:

Mark Charles, Director of Music

Mark Jones, Assistant Director of Music

Lindy Carmalt, Director, Junior Choir

Joanita Kalibala, Director, Trinity Voices